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A Rhenish Pompeiian-style Mill from Early Roman Silchester (Calleva Atrebatum).

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 July 2012

J.R.L. Allen*
Department of Archaeology, University of


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Britannia , Volume 43 , November 2012 , pp. 260 - 268
Copyright © The Author(s) 2012. Published by The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies

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